Videos tagged with "zito"

2010 Dwyer (G2) - Fly Down [03:32]
Fly Downs last-to-first victory in the Grade 2, $200000 Dwyer on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park may have earned the colt a shot at the Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Mineshaft barreled into the lead rounding the far turn and pulled clear to a six-length win over 3-5 favorite Drosselmeyer in the Dwyer, which in its new spot on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) calendar serves as a steppingstone to the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 5. Trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, who also has Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box under consideration for the final leg of racings Triple Crown, Fly Down covered the 1 1/8th miles in 1:50.25 as he extended his record to three victories from five starts. Well see what happens in the next 30 days, said Zito, a two-time winner of the 1 ½ mile Belmont, by telephone. He puts a lot into his races. If he has a good month, if he rebounds from this, if hes OK, well look at the Belmont. Fly Down, purchased for $80000 by owner Richard C. Pell at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale, broke his maiden going 1 1/16th miles at Churchill Downs in his second start as a 2-year-old, and then won a 1 1/8th mile allowance at Gulfstream Park to launch his sophomore campaign in February. Fly Down next finished ninth after being steadied in the March 27 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. Weve always given him a nice break between races, said Pell, a money manager from New York. Nick has told me from ...
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TVG Profiles Kentucky Derby contender Jackson Bend [02:13]
Jackson Bend swept the Florida Stallion Series at Calder as a 2-year-old, and finished second to early favorite Eskendereya twice as a 3-year old. Mike Smith will ride him in the Kentucky Derby, and Nick Zito trains.
Tags: kentucky derby, tvg, horse racing, thoroughbred, horse, jackson bend, nick zito

Ice Box - 2009 Meadowlands Maiden Race [02:14]
Ice Box, the eventual 2010 Florida Derby winner breaks his maiden in late 2009 under Joe Bravo..
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1995 Florida Derby [02:13]
race ... gulfstream park horse racing wayne lukas nick zito mike smith jerry bailey tom durkin thunder gulch mecke suave prospect
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Interviewing Karen M. Johnson [08:08]
Author of the Training Game ... "karen m. johnson" trainers "horse racing" dutrow asmussen pletcher zito nafzger
Tags: karen m. johnson, trainers, horse racing, dutrow, asmussen, pletcher, zito, nafzger

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